HMRC appoints interim GC after Aitken’s departure

HMRC has named in-house lawyer David Bunting to replace Gill Aitken as director general of the solicitor’s office and legal services group on an interim basis. Bunting will report to HMRC chief executive Jon Thompson from 1 July while an open recruitment process is conducted to find Aitken’s permanent replacement. Bunting is expected to step […]

Walker Morris advises Fulcrum on second acquisition in two months

Walker Morris has advised Fulcrum Utility Services Limited, the UK’s market leading independent multi‐utility infrastructure and services provider, on its acquisition of CDS Pipe Services Limited for a total consideration of £1.4m. CDS is a utility business that provides a range of specialised engineering services. Fulcrum has previously subcontracted such specialist elements of its projects […]

Vischer advises Lundbeck on acquisition of Prexton Therapeutics

Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck) and Prexton Therapeutics BV (Prexton) announced the signing of a definitive agreement in which Lundbeck will acquire Prexton. Under terms of the agreement, Lundbeck will pay €100m upfront and is furthermore required to later pay up to €805m in development and sales milestones to the group of current owners. VISCHER advised Lundbeck […]

 Bär & Karrer welcomes new tax counsel

Bär & Karrer is pleased to announce Prof Dr Andrea Opel as a new counsel to the firm. She joined the tax team in Zurich on 1 March 2018. Andrea Opel studied Law at the University of Basel and then worked as academic assistant before completing her doctorate in 2008. She habilitated in 2015 at the University […]

Gowling advises Cairngorm Capital on acquisition of MJ Wilson Group

International law firm Gowling WLG has advised client Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP (Cairngorm Capital) on the acquisition of M J Wilson Group Limited (MJ Wilson), the leading independent UK distributor of process instrumentation and control products. The transaction was led by Corporate, Finance and Tax partner Ian Piggin, Jade MacDonald and Stephen Bowman with support […]

Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg strengthens International Tax Team

Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg would like to announce that Willem Bon has joined the firm as partner in a move to consolidate their strength as the leading Luxembourg firm in international tax. Willem has extensive experience in assisting international clients in navigating cross-border tax rules. He has over 30 years of experience more or less evenly spread […]

Vischer obtains ruling from Zug tax authorities ahead of ICO

Prior to an ICO of one of our clients we have obtained a leading tax ruling related to the taxation of the proceeds from the ICO. In a nutshell, the respective proceeds will not be subject to corporate income tax in Switzerland. Instead, the client will be taxed on a cost plus 5% basis in […]

Khaitan & Co advises Dalmia Cement on its acquisition of Murli Industries

Khaitan & Co advised Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited, whose bid to acquire Murli Industries Limited under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“IBC”) was successfully approved by the committee of creditors. This transaction is one of the first corporate insolvency resolution cases under the IBC. The core transaction team included Bharat Anand (Partner), Ashwin Bishnoi (Partner), Shruti Singh (Principal […]

Elizabeth Bradley, head of corporate tax group, BLP

Bradley, Elizabeth – Berwin Leighton Paisner

  Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) partner Elizabeth Bradley has elevated tax-related matters from a niche area to the top of her firm’s agenda. She has been at BLP for 18 years, and made her practice of critical strategic importance. Bradley leads a tax team of more than 138 practitioners internationally, with the firm expanding its […]

Charlie Tee, Withers, tax, high-net-worth, Hot 100

Tee, Charlie – Withers

Last year Charlie Tee successfully advised a former UK non-dom individual on obtaining the first resident non-dom status in Italy. It demonstrated the private client and tax partner’s expertise in the UK non-domicile tax area. The successful application came shortly after Italy introduced a new, favourable tax regime for non-domiciled residents in 2017. It provides […]

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